When Helen Brooks first embarked on a career in commercial real estate, finding a company that would take a chance on hiring a woman was a challenge. At that time, women simply were not in the industry.
The job search is a difficult and frustrating endeavor. It takes time, dedication and an ability to withstand rejection. Done correctly, and with the right expectations, it can lead to great success that includes new challenges as well as an enhanced skill set and professional network.
It would be a serious mistake for the President to negotiate a delay of or changes in the law under the national economic crisis conditions Republicans have created, says Senator David Durenberger in a NIHP commentary. Cut a deal on the FY 2014 budget and the debt ceiling in exchange for the President’s commitment to engage over the next eight months on entitlement, tax, and health policy reform.
LinkedIn provides you with a very visible and free way to grow your personal brand. Both the endorsement and recommendation features allow you to take your brand to a higher level, says Chris Ohlendorf, chief talent officer and one of the founders of Versique and McKinley Consulting.
The UST MBA Forum is a great one-stop-shop event where you can get an all-encompassing preview of UST MBA program offerings, as well as the student and classroom experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a sample UST MBA class, attend a short information session with admissions team members from the part- and full-time MBA programs, ask current UST MBA students about their experience in and outside of the classroom, and participate in a Kaplan GMAT Preparation course.
Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairperson of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, recently lent her insights about new-stadium plans to St. Thomas Opus College of Business students.
As someone who studied microelectromechanical systems and diode lasers in graduate school, took a company public with godfather of telecom startups Milton Chang and now works full-time while running his own company creating solar cells under contract with NASA, Mike Nesnidal is not your typical business school candidate.
Many people will be observing the launch of the Affordable Care Act. On campus, we’re planning several events that are in one way or another related to Obamacare and health in business.
In looking for a post-MBA career, students cited professional advancement, opportunity to learn and be challenged as well as sharing the same values rated much higher than a competitive salary. How do you find a company that shares your values?
A big part of doing great work is making meaningful connections, says guest blogger Glenn Karwoski. Connecting with your clients, whether internal or external, to make certain you’re asking the right questions and solving the right problem/challenge.
Evening UST MBA alumna Margaret Murphy, president of OLSON and its subsidiary 1to1, understands the importance of these three C’s of her business. We’ve taken some excerpts from her interview with B. Magazine in Fall 2011 to share here.
John McCall ’78 M.B.A. has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and went to work for 3M and later for Ecolab, as a chemical engineer, before coming to St. Thomas to pursue an M.B.A. He returned to St. Thomas in 2009 in his current role as associate dean and CFO, of the Opus College of Business. We sat down with McCall to learn more about why he decided to earn an M.B.A. and what the degree has done for him.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) designates September as ethics month and Mike Porter, APR, Director of the Master of Business Communication Program here at the University of St. Thomas has written a post for the Minnesota PRSA blog on the topic.
The classrooms in Schulze Hall at the Opus College of Business, where Full-time UST MBA students spend countless hours each week learning, collaborating, analyzing, and problem solving, are outfitted with high-backed, black, executive chairs. I have never taken particular note of these chairs, but to first-year UST MBA student Lindsay Young, Ph.D., they represent much [...]
In recent years, among technology startups it became quite well known that the top person many times had an engineering or technology background. In fact, Fox Business reported on a recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank: While it is true, startups need people to work in all aspects of the business, the survey shows that startups [...]
The NBMBAA/Chrysler Case Competition is one of the world’s most exciting business case challenges. Each year, a new case is written and judged by Chrysler executives and staff, and $50,000 in prize money for the top three teams is on the line. This year the UST MBA team was one of just six teams to advance from the field of 30.
Why is privacy that important to many of us even though we put more and more information about ourselves out there for others to see? St. Thomas faculty have been researching Online privacy expectations.
With eight years of UST classes under her belt, Susie Eckstein ’03 B.A., ’09 M.B.A. feels this is a good time to reflect on what she would do differently if she could hop in a time machine. If you are starting a graduate program this fall or thinking about it in the near future, take some of her lessons and have an ever better graduate degree experience than she did.
Hailing from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Sarah Smith ’12 B.A., ’13 M.S.A., had wanted to get out of the Midwest for several years. So, completing the Master of Science degree in Accountancy program at the Opus College of Business this summer and taking a job in Seattle, Smith is finally achieving her dream.
If you want to enjoy your career, and all the steps along the way, it’s important to have similar values as the company you work for, writes Tony Sorenson, CEO of Versique Executive Search and Consulting.
Is your body language helping – or hurting – your career? Our presence is conveyed in how we carry ourselves in daily life. Our interactions are what forms the lasting memory of our brand.